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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Technology Transfer Coordinators:  

        Martha B. Steinbock, Technology Transfer



          Phone: (510)559-5641

          Fax:   (510)559-6091


          Diane Ward, Technology Transfer Assistant

          Phone: (510)559-5619

          Fax: (510)559-6091



Patent Advisors:

          Margaret A. Connor, Patent Advisor  

Phone: (510) 559-6067
          Fax: (510) 559-5736

David Nicholson, Patent Advisor

          Phone: (510) 559-5731
           Fax: (510) 559-5736



CRADAS are partnership agreements between ARS and commercial firms that help deliver new technologies to the marketplace.


The CPGRU currently has one CRADA:



Title: “ Application of Rice Genomics to Germplasm Evaluation

Agreement between USDA, ARS, CPGRU Research Geneticist, Dr. Thomas H. Tai and   Torrey Mesa Research Institute, a wholly owned subsidiary of Syngenta, AG.  

Work to be performed: Rice microsatellite markers will be developed and characterized. Useful markers will be applied to molecular genetics mapping and germplasm evaluation.




Currently each of our scientists is involved in wide variety collaborations with U.C. faculty, farm advisors, growers, and industry representatives.





Last Modified: 9/8/2010